CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Sep 6, 2006
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Indeed yes, from an intelligence and analysis standpoint it does matter and such information is important for filling in the gaps in the known information, which we all know is rather sketchy for Chinese military systems. But for the general enthusiast I see little to argue about. We can't easily verify the Japanese article, we don't even know when the author prepared the article, it may well have been written some time ago.I have to contradict, since it gives us an idea of the production rate, overall CAC's manufatcuring capacity and the time it needs from first sight of a new sub-type to service introduction. As such the current number of three units - 176th, 172nd and 9th Brigades - fit quite nice to the expected number of aircarft from the first batch and also fits quite fine to LRIP capacity. Now it would be interesting to know, if the first WS-10C-powered one which were now posted (in fact even last year in summer) are still the same or if they are only ramping up production ... and as such it will be interesting to see, when the first unit will gain this new variant.
I must confess I am not a serial number hunter and that does tend to skew my viewpoint.